Position/What you do at U of R?
Staff Scientist/ Postdoc
Where are you from?
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
What got you interested in Earth and Environmental Sciences?
The rocks (mostly basalt) with which I would wage rock wars growing up. Also family vacations to the Himalayas. Excellent exposures!!
What do you enjoy most about U of R?
Doing experiments in the experimental lab and the Rush Rhees library; the collection is insane!
Which historical figure would you most like to meet?
Three actually: Subhas Chandra Bose (an Indian freedom fighter), Martin Luther King and Joan of Arc.
What is your favorite thing to do in Rochester, NY?
In Ra-Cha-Cha: Read a book in Cafe Sasso/ Watch a sunset from Cobbs Hill.
What is your favorite book?
This is an impossible question so I shall list three books I've read recently that I've found profoundly revelatory: Untouchable by Mulk Raj Anand, Slavery and Social Death by Orlando Patterson and A Promised Land by Barack Obama.